Here we are again, One Room Challenge! If this past week didn’t break me, then there is a good chance I’ll make it through this whole process. In the past 7 days I… flew back from Mexico, came home to a back-log of work, fought off a cold, painted my butt off and moved most of my belongings into the Cottage. Beginning my bedroom makeover on top of all of this was extremely daunting, but I’m just trying to break it down piece by piece, week by week.
Last week I painted the walls and came up with a design scheme, so this week was all about setting up the essentials- bed, shades, and nightstands. It feels so good to see the room to take shape!
Monday night we installed my new bed. It’s the high Malm from Ikea. I love the crisp white against my teal walls.
For nightstands, I am re-using my Rast cabinets (also Ikea) that many of you may recognize from my loft. Yes, these are $30 unfinished wood cabinets that I hacked to black and gold perfection. These guys have been in storage for a year and I was so happy to see them again!! Please check THIS POST if you want to know more about these cabinets.
It’s important to me to have a good balance in my bedroom between organic elements and colorful elements. With my lacquer cabinets, teal walls, and white bed dominating one wall, I opted for natural woven wood shades on my windows. I like how they tie into the floor well and filter just the slightest amount of light through them. (No need for lining, which means they are prettier from the outside.)
The best part about the shades? Tops down, Baby! I love having light in the room while still having privacy. I absolutely detest bedrooms that have the blinds shut 24/7, so I splurged on these for my master. You can find them HERE. I chose Franca Walnut and I’m really happy with them.
Since I will be using the adjacent room as a dressing room, (I know, I’m lucky!) I don’t plan to put a dresser in the bedroom. Instead, I want the room to have very few furnishings. I put my little carved wood console table near the slanted corner, and I plan to add a tree in front of the 4th window.
I just love this table! It’s another dash of boho to balance out the prep. I plan to add a mirror and style the tabletop, of course.
Here is a floor plan. Benches at the end of the bed and a bed for Bailey will round out the furnishings for this room.
That’s it for me this week! Check in with my friends below to see how everyone else is tackling week #2